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Ivan Camilleri

  • Ministry admits ‘unique’ use of fire engine by contractor

    Ministry admits ‘unique’ use of fire engine by contractor

    Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia admitted in Parliament that the use of fire engines in the demolition of a private building was a rare occurrence and had only happened once since 2013. However, replying to a parliamentary question on the...

  • Kiosks at Tritons Square cost taxpayers €400,000

    Kiosks at Tritons Square cost taxpayers €400,000

    The 10 kiosks which the government has installed in the newly refurbished Tritons Square in Valletta cost Maltese taxpayers some €400,000. The kiosks – which have stirred up public controversy due to their simple and, according to some, ugly...

  • Public land sold for hotel use now earmarked for apartments

    Public land sold for hotel use now earmarked for apartments

    The developers of the Fortina Hotel need parliamentary approval to build apartments on formerly public land they had bought years ago exclusively for hotel accommodation. Meanwhile, they are seeking to do a deal with the Lands Authority. The...

  • Marsa racetrack concession will include office block

    Marsa racetrack concession will include office block

    A private company managing the Marsa Racetrack will be allowed to build offices for rent and generate profit from real estate, the Times of Malta is informed. Sources close to the ongoing negotiations told Times of Malta that although the...

  • Gozo Channel's fast ferry partner was recommended by committee

    Gozo Channel's fast ferry partner was recommended by committee

    Gozo Channel’s decision to choose Islands Ferry Network Ltd as its partner was made on the recommendation of an evaluation committee chaired by Joseph Cuschieri, the Times of Malta has learned. The outgoing chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority,...

  • Commission should monitor fast ferry tender for procurement compliance - sources

    Commission should monitor fast ferry tender for procurement compliance - sources

    The public service obligation tender for the fast ferry service was EU-wide, meaning strict competition and procurement rules applied, maritime industry sources warned on Tuesday. “The government should be careful how to proceed. This is not a...

  • Don’t ask me whether Mizzi or Schembri should resign - minister Edward Scicluna

    Don’t ask me whether Mizzi or Schembri should resign - minister Edward Scicluna

    Finance minister Edward Scicluna said on Monday that it was not up to him to say whether minister Konrad Mizzi and the prime minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri should resign over allegations on money laundering. “Ask them not me. I am...

  • PL mayor is Lands Authority’s ‘independent’ chief auditor

    PL mayor is Lands Authority’s ‘independent’ chief auditor

    The 29-year-old Labour mayor of Mqabba, a former One TV reporter, has been appointed as the Lands Authority’s ‘independent’ internal auditor, The Sunday Times of Malta has confirmed. Charlene Muscat, a law graduate with no particular experience in...

  • Accountancy Board holds back from acting on Nexia BT

    Accountancy Board holds back from acting on Nexia BT

    The Accountancy Board will wait for the conclusions of magisterial inquiries before deciding whether to proceed against Nexia BT or its directors Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, sources said.  The board has the power to investigate the behaviour of...

  • Gozo Minister refuses to justify fast ferry choice

    Gozo Minister refuses to justify fast ferry choice

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana is refusing to explain Gozo Channel’s decision to select a company registered just this month and with no experience as its partner to offer a fast ferry service subsidised by taxpayers. At the same time, The Sunday...